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For and Since
by mjotab

Date: 24 - Mar - 2009
Level: intermediate
Age: +12

Description:
A brief explanation about SINCE and FOR, and twenty sentences to fill the gaps.


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daiweide
United Kingdom

          posted by daiweide 0
Nice exercise but sentences 12-18 donīt make any sense. īShe has been waiting this for/since....ī is not right.


mjotab
Spain

Correction          posted by mjotab 0
yes, you are right! Iīve already changed them (since it was the same sentence all the time, itīs been easy :) Thanks a lot for your message.


Malviluz
Peru

For and Since          posted by Malviluz 20110904
Excellent explanation. Thanks a lot, it is useful.


Cyn.
Argentina

Thank you for sharing!          posted by Cyn. 0


cchat
France

problem?          posted by cchat 0
Great exercise.

Sentence 19 is a bit of a problem.
"Iīve been loving you FOR all my life."

It should be:
"I have loved you all my life."
In British English, you generally donīt use a continuous with stative verbs (e.g. like, love etc.)
See a longer list here:
http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstructures/a/g_stative.htm

And you donīt use "for" with all my life.
Iīve been British all my life ;-).
(But Iīve had dual nationality for 30 years.)


mjotab
Spain

corrected again          posted by mjotab 0
Thanks, cchat, corrected. I suppose I was influenced by the song "Iīve been loving you too long" :)


Tatyana83
Ukraine

PEOPLE What happened to ESLPRINTABLES WORKSHEETS main site????          posted by Tatyana83 0


irissharony
France

bravo!          posted by irissharony 0